There were multiple wrapper designs but behind the scenes, Topps was making some landmark changes that would become the norm for its baseball card production in the years to come.
Modern Sports Card News
After winning the Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs, St. Louis Blues star Ryan O’Reilly is on the radar of collectors.
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas…unless it’s baseball cards.
The free, new service provides collectors submitting items at higher service levels with high-resolution images.
Sports Memorabilia News
Some one-of-a-kind Mickey Mantle memorabilia sold after the Babe Ruth collection during Saturday’s big auction at Yankee Stadium.
Around the Hobby
Trout swims into the Living Set; a new batch of Total; Gary V talks cards with Jim Rome; Graig Kreindler talks baseball art and cards; some game-used Stanley Cup jerseys and pucks at auction–and more.
Some of what we know and don’t know about the hobby’s card doctoring issues as more trimmed and altered cards are uncovered.
- Notes: Gretzky Collector’s Crazy Tattoo; Ruth Jersey on Nightly News; Gary V Touts Cards Again
- Editor’s Blog: List of Doctored Cards Grows; Today Show on MLB Authentication, More
- Editor’s Blog: Doctored Cards Keep Coming
- Notes: Collector Has 250,000 Dodgers Items; HOF’s Card Giveaway; Harden’s Chinese-Style Gamer
What’s Hot in the Shop
Mike’s back with tales of stopping pre-teen thieves, the Rookie Premiere and most importantly, the list of his top five hottest selling sports card boxes.